Category Archives: Maya

SIGNING FOR HIS SUPPER

Q. What do Maya anthropologists do when they’re waiting for dinner? A. They draw Maya glyphs on the tablecloths. This is our friend Marc Zender one of the leading Maya epigraphers giving us an impromptu masterclass on Maya glyphs. The glyph he’s drawing … Continue reading

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A TALE OF THREE CITIES

This fall we attended Maya at the Playa – the annual conference where leading Maya archaeologists talk about their latest discoveries. These discoveries are beginning to bring to life some of the Maya individuals who lived at pivotal moments in their … Continue reading

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DIGGING THE MAYA AT BOSTON MUSEUM OF SCIENCE

Last weekend, we were thrilled to celebrate the International Day of Archaeology by  participating in the AIA Archaeology Fair at the Museum Of Science in Boston. There were groups presenting everything from Roman battle techniques, to atlatl spear-throwing and underwater … Continue reading

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THE WACKY WORLD OF MAYA GLYPHS

Every fall we attend the Maya at the Playa conference in Florida and hear leading Maya archaeologists share their latest discoveries. Here are some fun things we learned this year: 1. Nightmare beasts from the underworld: Maya art occasionally features strange mutant animals: monkeys … Continue reading

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NEW CLUB GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate the Maya-themed Archaeology Fair this weekend and the opening of the wonderful MAYA: HIDDEN WORLDS REVEALED exhibit, we have a little bag of goodies to give away from the Museum Of Science in Boston. First name out of … Continue reading

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LOST MAYA CITIES DISCOVERED IN JUNGLE

One of the most exciting things about Maya archaeology is that there are still thousands of sites waiting to be discovered in the Central American jungle – and who knows what secret stories and wonderful works of art are hidden … Continue reading

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DE-LIGHT-FUL DECOR FOR DEATH LORDS…

Here’s just the thing to light up the dark, damp halls of Xibalba, the Maya underworld. This chandelier is entirely made of human bones and includes at least one of every bone in the human body. Decorating with bones was a quite a … Continue reading

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